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Month: May 2016

Heads of state meet with social media CEO over propaganda opportunities

Heads of state meet with social media CEO over propaganda opportunities

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Facebook Nation president Mark Zuckerberg to request that Facebook Nation censor certain kinds of speech on social media: Speaking to the European leader at a luncheon, Zuckerberg was heard saying ‘we need to do some work’ in reference to the German push against racist and xenophobic posts on the Internet. ‘Are you working on this?’ Merkel, who has seen an increase in violence against immigrants in her country during a massive intake of Syrian…

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Facebook seeks to be unbiased propaganda platform

Facebook seeks to be unbiased propaganda platform

Or something like that 🙂 After allegations of bias and censorship by Facebook towards conservative viewpoints and groups, a survey done by YouGov indicates those who identify as Republican have dramatically cut their interest in Facebook (See The chart that shows why Mark Zuckerberg is hosting Glenn Beck and fellow conservatives at Facebook today – Recode)

Facebook alleged to suppress anti-immigration content

Facebook alleged to suppress anti-immigration content

Groups opposed to some U.S. immigration programs claim Facebook has suppressed their content and visibility of their groups. These allegation, if true, could be due to algorithm design errors or deliberate. Either way, these allegations illustrate the potential of social media propaganda:

Social media “Mommy blogger” admits it is all fake

Social media “Mommy blogger” admits it is all fake

A prominent “Mommy blogger” says the genre of “Mommy blogs” is fake – with nonsense content, stories of fake lives, fake happiness, and paid sponsorship for product reviews that are always about wonderful products. It’s all about propaganda messaging!!! Her advice to all other mommy bloggers: ‘Just quit’ Source: Mommy Blogger Josi Denise Admits Articles Are Fake – Motto She says these bloggers inflate their reader numbers by cheating and lying about their readership, by paying assistants to post links to…

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Social media "Mommy blogger" admits it is all fake

Social media "Mommy blogger" admits it is all fake

A prominent “Mommy blogger” says the genre of “Mommy blogs” is fake – with nonsense content, stories of fake lives, fake happiness, and paid sponsorship for product reviews that are always about wonderful products. It’s all about propaganda messaging!!! Her advice to all other mommy bloggers: ‘Just quit’ Source: Mommy Blogger Josi Denise Admits Articles Are Fake – Motto She says these bloggers inflate their reader numbers by cheating and lying about their readership, by paying assistants to post links to…

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Wall Street Journal demonstrates propaganda usage on Facebook

Wall Street Journal demonstrates propaganda usage on Facebook

The WSJ takes a look at how Facebook classifies users as either liberal or conservative, and then, how this yields either liberal or conservative perspectives (social media propaganda posters) within one’s news feed. This demonstrates the thesis of this blog – that social media has become the world’s most effective propaganda operation: See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side Source: Blue Feed, Red Feed Update: I noticed that I mostly see left-wing propaganda posters in my news feed…

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